Which burner and media for WiiKey?

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Mar 18, 2007
  1. z0ner
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    Newcomer z0ner Member

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    I'm trying to determine if my soldering job didn't take or if I'm just using the wrong media.

    I've been burning 360 backups using my Pioneer 111D 1.19 and 8x DVD+R DL Verbs (MKM-001) with no problems. You can't manually set the book type on Pioneers but they bitset to DVD-ROM anyway.

    Instead of wasting one of my expensive DL verbs I've tried the following combos with no success:
    - Pioneer 111D + 8x TDK DVD+R (CMC MAG M01)
    - Pioneer 111D + 16x Memorex DVD+R (RICHOJPNOR0)
    - Plextor PX716A + 8x TDK DVD+R
    - Plextor PX716A + 16x Memorex DVD+R

    These were all burned at 4x using unscrambled, proper region ISO's on ImgBurn.

    The Wii quickly gives a "Unable to Read" for all combos except for the Plex+TDK. It spins a lot longer and mostly produces the black screen "Eject and power off - consult the troubleshooting guide" message. That makes me think it's a burner/media problem.

    So I'm really looking for advice from a Pioneer/WiiKey combo but we can also use this thread as a reference for successful burner/media configs. Something like:

    Burner and Firmware Version:
    Media:
    Burn Speed:

    UPDATE: Got backups to work after fixing one of my bad solder points on the DVD-ROM. See below for my detailed post.
     
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    what I heard was that if the program or burner automatically sets the bitsetting of dvd+r's to dvdrom, it will not work with wiikey. it will work if the discs are burnt without this adjustment.
     
  3. z0ner
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    I'm not sure if that's the case. From the little amount of information I've been able to glean, people have been successful with the 111D - I'm just trying to find out what media won't burn Wii coasters.
     
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    Brakken also reports DVD+R discs that were bitset to DVD-ROM cannot be read on his Wiikey review.

    http://www.iso420.org/wii/wiikey/index.htm
     
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    Booktype = bitsetting?? Assuming it is true, then i have a different experience. I have no idea how to set the book type , but my software for burning dvd (Nero Express 6.6) automatically sets the book type to DVD-ROM and i have burned a lot of backups using the same setting. Below is a screenshot that i took when i just burned a backup ISO.

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    and i can say that i managed to burn everything successfully (22 disc so far and no coasters yet) and played all of them without any problems. But of course, i could not get the naruto fighting series to work (no one managed to get them working)

    My burner is Lite On DVDRW SHM 165H6S and the media that i used was Memorex DVD+R 16x (most of the discs i burned at 8x speed and a couple at 6x. I even tried burning at 16x and got the game working)
     
  6. z0ner
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    Well, I learned quite a bit from this modchip install. First and foremost: No burner/media combo will work if you lift a pad on your DVD-ROM trying to apply your WiiKey [​IMG] After soldering to the leg directly, here's what I've found works well:

    Burner and Firmware Version: Pioneer 111D 1.19
    Media: Maxell DVD-R 16x (Ritech F1), Memorex DVD+R 16x (Ricoh JPN), Memorex DVD+RW 4x (Ricoh JPN)
    Burn Speed: 8x for Maxell and Memorex +R, 4x for Memorex +RW

    So if you're not sure you want to waste a +R, try your backup on your Memorex DVD+RW first.

    Office Depot is running a clearance on Maxell DVD-R 16x. 100 for $22.99.
     
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    HP dvd940i and some Verbatim x16 +R media .. Got 7 out of 10 correct burns.
    Make sure your write speed is
     
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    Burner and Firmware Version: BENQ LS-DW1655 (firmware BCDB)
    Media: Sony DVD-R (Media Code: SONY16D1)
    Burn Speed: 4x, 8x

    Media: Taiyo Yuden DVD-R (Media Code: TYG02)
    Burn Speed: 8x

    If you're using +R instead of -R, try setting the Wiikey Disc Speed option to 3x instead of 6x. Some have reported that worked better for them with +R media.
     
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    I have a LG burner. GWA-4160B. I used Philips DVD+R 16X and Maxell DVD+R 1-16X. Maxell worked perfect. Philips had some read errors. I burned a setupdisc for the Wiikey and changed the read speed to 3x instead of the 3 times. Now they work almost everytime. So people try to set read speed to 3x and try again.
     
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    I had "unable to read disc" problem sometimes on maxell+R 16x Disc, but my TDK-R x8 and maxell+RW 4x speed works perfect. I use imgburn and i have LG GSA 4163B Burner.

    Try something RW+ with max speed is 4x and use 4x write speed.
     
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    i had problems with the verbatim dvd+r's but the fujifilm dvd+r's work perfectly fine.
     
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    i use a pioneer 111d burner
    ritek dvd-r Go5 discs
    burned using nero 7
    have done a couple of games now with no dre at all ssx blur,sonic,wario smooth moves,excite truck all burnet at 6x speed
     
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    Anyone use RW media? I wanna try a couple of RW DVDs for game testing. I was thinking of getting memorex ones.
     
  14. z0ner
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    Alucard77, read my post above. Memorex DVD+RW 4x (Ricoh JPN) work fine.
     
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    That looks about right. However, sometimes companies change manufacturers/plants. Buy them, and then check the MFG code through Isoburner or DVDInfo. If they're RICOH JPN you're golden.
     
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    Burner and Firmware Version: Pioneer DVR-109 1.57
    Media: DYNEX DVD+R 16X, Verbatim DVD-R 16X, Imation DVD-R 8X, RiDATA G04 mini DVD-R 4X (GC backups)
    Burn Speed: 4X, 6X, 8X

    The WiiKey on a D2B reads everything I have thrown at it so far. This burner delivers perfect GC backups so I assumed it would do the same for Wii.
     
  18. jezz

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    Good media, bad burner. Avoid the Plextor PX-708A! It gets in game but DRE's usually after 5 minutes (my chip is installed fine).

    Burner and Firmware Version: Plextor PX-708A fw 1.12
    Media: RiDATA G05 DVD-R 8X
    Burn Speed: 1x, 2x, 4x

    Also, for your thought--the Pioneer DVR-111D is now being replaced by the 112D. I have one in the mail and will test it when it comes.
     
  19. z0ner
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    I remember when Plextor used to be the shiz of all media. My Plex 716A won't do 360 or Wii backups, but my $40 Pioneer 111D burns 'em like a knife through buttah!
     

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